Real-life ‘Homeland’: American Taliban hostage suspected to been brainwashed

The ‘Homeland’ prisoner of war: After four years as a hostage, this soldier may at last be released… but America is asking, has he been ‘turned’ by the Taliban?

  • Pvt Bowe Berghdal, 27, has been held in Afghanistan since 2009
  • During his captivity he has been accused of deserting to the Taliban
  • In emails to his parents he has spoken of being ‘ashamed’ to be American
  • Called the US Army one of ‘liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies’

By Caroline Graham

PUBLISHED: 22:00, 29 June 2013

Captive: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since 2009 Captive: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since 2009

America’s only prisoner-of-war may finally be coming home.

Four years after Private Bowe Bergdahl was seized from a dusty no-man’s-land in Afghanistan, his parents are this weekend negotiating directly with the Taliban for his release.

But for Bob and Jani Bergdahl, whose exhausting campaign for their son’s return is reflected in the now tattered yellow ribbons that are tied around their ranch in Hailey, Idaho, the most difficult battle may still be ahead.

Because Bowe, 27, who was captured after he disappeared in remote Patika province, now stands accused of being a deserter who has been ‘turned’ by the Taliban.

He has been likened to the fictional Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the television series Homeland, who converted to Islam and joined Al Qaeda while in captivity.

Rumours that he has gone rogue were prompted by Bowe’s criticism of the Army’s actions in Afghanistan.

In one email to his parents, Bowe spoke of being ‘ashamed’ of being American and criticised the Army’s ‘arrogance’ in Afghanistan.

The rumours have been a bitter blow to the Bergdahls who maintain their son is no traitor. ‘I’ll defend his character until the day I die,’ insists his father.

On the streets of his home town, Bob cuts a striking and forlorn figure. He stopped shaving to show solidarity with his son, whose four-year ‘anniversary’ is this weekend.

The long red beard is his way of supporting his ‘forgotten’ boy. He has even changed the clocks in his house to Afghan time and learned Pashto in his desperation to understand what Bowe is enduring.

He says: ‘I do not live here, I live in Afghanistan. I might be standing here but I am living vicariously through my son. A father does not leave his son alone. I will not leave Bowe on the battlefield. He is not forgotten.’

The extraordinary story of America’s sole prisoner-of-war is one of the least-known of the 12-year Afghan war. But it has been catapulted into the limelight after the Taliban opened its first ‘embassy’ in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and announced they were ready to exchange Bowe for five senior Al Qaeda leaders currently held at Guantanamo Bay.

Much mystery, however, surrounds Bowe’s disappearance. In the weeks before his capture, he was becoming increasingly disillusioned with Army life and with the Allied ‘hearts and minds’ campaign being waged in Afghanistan.

Turned? Bowe Berghdal, pictured in a video released by the Taliban in December 2010, has been accused of deserting the US Army and allying himself with the enemy

Turned? Bowe Berghdal, pictured in a video released by the Taliban in December 2010, has been accused of deserting the US Army and allying himself with the enemy

In letters and emails, he expressed doubts to his parents, saying in one email: ‘I feel ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting.’

Bowe also wrote of his ‘disgust’ at seeing an Afghan child run over by a military vehicle: ‘We don’t even care when we hear each other talk about running their children down in the dirt streets with our armoured trucks.’

The suggestion that he may have ‘switched sides’ was further mooted in an article in Rolling Stone magazine, written with the cooperation of Bowe’s family, which revealed he ‘slipped off’ from his outpost carrying water, a knife, a digital camera and his diary.

In a final email to his parents, Bowe wrote a line that has since been interpreted by many as a ‘farewell note’. It said: ‘I am sorry for everything. The horror that is America is disgusting. The US Army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. It is an army of liars, backstabbers, fools and bullies.’

The article also quoted other soldiers saying Bowe had talked about walking to Pakistan if his deployment proved ‘lame’ and had asked a superior officer if he would get into trouble if he took his weapon if he left base.

And two years ago, Taliban commander Haji Nadeem claimed Bowe was providing training to the insurgents on bomb-making techniques and teaching them how to lay ambushes. But Nadeem said the Taliban later felt ‘tricked’ when Bowe escaped – only to be recaptured.

Though Bowe was clearly an idealistic young man who, before he joined the Army, thought nothing of travelling the world at a moment’s notice, the allegations have been stoutly denied by the US Department of Defence and President Obama has said his release is of ‘the highest priority’.

Support: Jani and Bob Bergdahl refuse to believe that their son is a deserter and hope he will soon be released from captivity

Support: Jani and Bob Bergdahl refuse to believe that their son is a deserter and hope he will soon be released from captivity

Certainly few in his home town of Hailey believe them. A picturesque community of just 7,000 people nestled in the stunning Sawtooth Mountains, its inhabitants are delighted Bowe may be coming home and that the Bergdahls’ ‘four years of agony’ will end.

Bowe was a private when he was captured in South Eastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, but has been promoted twice in his absence by the US Army and now holds the rank of sergeant. He is being held by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated terrorist group, in Pakistan’s NorthWest Frontier tribal area.

Five videos have been released of him over the past four years. Just ten days ago, his family received a letter from him via the Red Cross.

At Zaney’s Cafe, where Bowe worked as a barista before he enlisted with the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, owner Sue Martin has posted pictures of him on the cafe wall. ‘

Jani wouldn’t tell me too much about the contents of the letter,’ she said. ‘The family has to be very careful what they say as negotiations are at a critical point. We are waiting every day for the news that Bowe is on his way home.

Similar story: Pvt Berghdal has been compared to Homeland's Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis, who converted to Islam in captivitySimilar story: Pvt Berghdal has been compared to Homeland’s Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis, who converted to Islam in captivity

‘But she did say that some of the letter was clearly scripted by the Taliban, though other parts were ‘‘pure Bowe’’ and it gave her real hope that he is doing well both mentally and physically.

‘He is the forgotten victim of this war.

‘Here in Hailey, we’ve never forgotten him but, at times, it has felt like he’s been forgotten by the rest of the world.

‘Most people I speak to have no idea there is still a lone American prisoner- of-war. It’s shameful this story is not known around the globe.’

Leanne Ferris, who lives next door to the Bergdahls’ 40-acre ranch and has known the soldier all his life, said: ‘Bowe would never have deserted. He was always an idealistic and naive young man.

‘I believe he was befriended by an Afghan soldier and then lured away from his troop and that’s when the Taliban grabbed him.

‘Apparently they jumped on him while he was going to the toilet.

‘I think his main crime is being an idealist. He tried to join the French Foreign Legion before he joined the US Army. He gave up on that when he learned he’d have to give up his US passport. He was always a dreamer, someone who thought he could make a difference. He’s many things but he’s not a traitor.

‘I think he joined the army because he believed he could make a difference to the lives of people over there. And then he got there and saw what war was really like. He’s a small-town kid who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.’

Meanwhile, Mr Bergdahl has told friends he is ‘staying up around the clock’ to email with men he believes are legitimate Taliban negotiators.

Friends say the strain he is under is evident. ‘Bob has gone native,’ one says. ‘He’s grown that ridiculous beard, speaks Pashto, stays up all night on Afghan time. Sometimes I worry he’s lost his mind. But he’s a dad who wants his kid back and who wouldn’t do the same?

‘My main worry is what happens when Bowe comes home? Bob’s whole life for four years has been this campaign. I worry that the Bowe who comes home to Hailey won’t be the same Bowe who left here and then the family will be torn apart.’

For now, Hailey continues to anxiously await the return of its missing son. Banners of support hang in store windows alongside the stars and stripes. Yellow ribbons are tied to every tree along Main Street and locals wear yellow rubber wristbands with Bowe’s name on them.

As Jani Bergdahl’s friend Sue Martin says: ‘We are hopeful we’re in the home straight. After so many years, we just want Bowe home. Then there will be a homecoming party to end all parties.’

At the family’s modest ranch home, his mother Jani, 53, said: ‘I have new optimism and real hope for the first time in a long time.

‘My husband will go to Doha, he will sit down and talk with the Taliban. We’ll do whatever it takes. We have gone through years of agony. Now, finally, we are very optimistic that he’ll be home soon.’

Inside Saudi Arabia: Interview with a Saudi atheist

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William Bauer
Last updated: April 30, 2013

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“Please bear in mind, that people are witch hunting for us…so be careful which details you use,” Jabir begins. He is right to be concerned, for he is an atheist in a country where advocating beliefs other than those of a Sunni Muslim engender imprisonment, possible torture, and a theoretical possibility of execution.

Although Jabir is not his real name, he is still wary of publicly voicing his views. Saudi Arabia is an intensely hostile environment in which to express non-Islamic religious beliefs, let alone a lack of belief. Indeed, for many Saudis, atheism – mulhad in Arabic – is far more disturbing than believing in a different religion. Atheism, as argued by many clerics in Saudi Arabia, leads to dissolute lives, carnal pursuits, immoral behaviours, and ultimately, eternal damnation.

Atheists are portrayed in Saudi official media as an existential and corruptive threat to society. One cleric even recently spoke of a: “wave of atheism sweeping the country.” This is highly unlikely, but it shows a persistent fear of atheists and ensures that no Saudi ever express such a belief openly.

Jabir is in his twenties, and a successful graduate from a top Saudi university. He used to be highly religious, regularly attending his school’s Qu’ranic classes, and not listening to music until his late teens. But in his final school years, this changed.

“I found some religious teachings and rules didn’t make any sense. So, I started asking questions about small things like why music is Haram (forbidden) or why women have to cover their faces. Then I started reading about the way Islam scripts and Hadith were gathered … I had a group of people and we would discuss books in regular meetings…After a while I came to believe that the whole of religion is nothing but man’s invention to fight reality and impose order.”

Citing works by key Muslim and Arab thinkers, as well as authors such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, Jabir explains that acquiring these books was tricky. Often, he had to smuggle them into Saudi.

“I usually get a few copies of English language books that no one can understand, but I had to cover “God is not Great” with a bag as I went through customs, that was too obvious…”

Then comes another complication, the hiding of these books. The process is so time consuming that Jabir notes: “…if you want to joke with a Saudi atheist ask him “where’s your special book stash?”” Beyond the humour, however, the issue is very serious, and if found with such books, Jabir would be in deep trouble.

When asked if holding such views isolates him, he answers confidently: “From my own experience, it was really easy. Importantly, a group from my school friends that I was really close with, left the Islamic faith along with me. As I finished from my degree, I went off to work, as did most of my friends, in different cities. This made it easy for me to be introduced to a group of “pro-reason” or “anti-theist” in every city I go to.”

In the past ten years, new means of communication have opened doors for many in the Kingdom. Whether it is a young Saudi looking for love, a budding political analyst spoiling for debate, a seasoned writer looking for an audience, or an atheist searching for kindred spirits, the Internet has possibilities for all.

“Facebook and Twitter made it easy to find people who debate and are interested in secular values.  We ‘non-believers’ have meetings and groups in a lot of Saudi cities. Although it’s really hard to notice them, if you go into them, then you will be shocked by the numbers and elements of society represented,” Jabir notes.

It was not just the fact that there were many others like him which surprised Jabir.

“I was shocked to meet older people in their forties and fifties who been hiding their atheism for decades. They said that only recently with the young generation in their twenties had they found other people who think like them and were able to find social group that they can talk and debate about their ideas in.” Jabir politely demurs when asked about the backgrounds of these people; confidentiality and secrecy run deep in the Saudi Arabian atheism milieu.

Jabir continues to keep up the semblance of belief in Islam when with his family. Occasionally, this becomes frustrating, especially as every Friday he has to pretend to go pray at a mosque, but in reality sits in his car outside a coffee shop chain, sipping a latte until the sermon is finished. Another atheist, Abdullah, mentions he is fortunate to have his family live in another part of Saudi Arabia, and is therefore free to have a weekly lie in.

Nevertheless, the consequences of Jabir or any of his co-believers being unmasked as atheists would be dire.

“If someone declared that he was non-believer, regardless of whether the government took action or not, he would be cut off by his family, he would be fired from his own job, people everywhere would talk about him and warn others about him. It would be highly likely that people would hurt him physically, perhaps murder him.”

When asked how this makes him feel to be Saudi, Jabir says: “The fact that Saudi is not a secular country, make one pessimistic for the future. But the fact that this country is a theist state, promoting one of the most extreme forms of Islam, horrifies me. I don’t see change from society, I don’t see change from the royal family, and as for the outside world, they don’t care how many people are killed for simply refusing to believe in the religion they were born into, as long as the oil keeps pumping.”

Although Jabir’s vision is deeply depressing, it is undeniable that Saudi Arabia is changing. With a booming population, rising unemployment, falling revenue from oil sales, and the ever-growing Internet and social media expansion, the country faces times of change and possible instability. It could yield a society that is freer and more tolerant of differing views and ideas from within its communities.

Yet, it may also, as the political system reacts to these new conditions, be a time of tightening and ever greater social and religious restrictions. The nightmare situation for Jabir is that when the relatively reform-minded King Abdullah dies it will bring about a new monarch who will let the religious police and certain segments of the Saudi community start an aggressive witch-hunt for ‘non-believers’.

I ask him why he continues to hold on to his views, in this most dangerous of societies.

“As a person, I never imagined I’d be in peace with myself and with my view of life like I feel now. My new views on supreme power, afterlife, faith and religion, formed gradually over years of reading and seeking self-satisfaction. However, as a Saudi, I feel like I was born in the wrong place,” he says, concluding:

“Isn’t it a basic right for humans to believe or not believe freely! I know this is only a dream in Saudi, but it doesn’t change the fact that people will have different views and believes, whether society will allow it or not.”

Remember this infamous Muslim dictator and mass murderer?

 

Evil men like Hitler and Idi Amin love Islam, because they love the brutality and the inhumane callousness of Islam. Hitler blamed Germany’s lack of aggression to Christianity which, he thought, left them ‘weak’ and unwilling to fight. Hitler said if Germany converted to Islam, Germany would be able to conquer other countries with success. Hitler was a great admirer of Mohammed. Idi Amin was born a Muslim and also became a notorious mass-murderer.

Idi Amin was the son of Andreas Nyabire (1889–1976). Nyabire, a member of the Kakwa ethnic group, who converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam in 1910 and changed his name to Amin Dada. He named his first-born son (Idi Amin as we know him) after himself. Amin joined an Islamic school in Bombo in 1941. After a few years, he left school with nothing more than a fourth grade English-language education and did odd jobs before being recruited to the army.

Amin’s rule was akin to prophet Mohammed and characterised by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 300,000 to 500,000.

n 1973, U.S. Ambassador Thomas Patrick Melady recommended that the United States reduce its presence in Uganda. Melady described Amin’s regime as “racist, erratic and unpredictable, brutal, inept, bellicose, irrational, ridiculous, and militaristic”. Accordingly, the United States closed its embassy in Kampala.

Amin received military help from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, but was forced to flee into exile by helicopter on 11 April 1979, when Kampala was captured by forces of the Tanzanian army and the Uganda National Liberation Army. Amin escaped first to Libya, where he stayed until 1980, and ultimately settled in Saudi Arabia, where the Saudi royal family allowed him sanctuary and paid him a generous subsidy in return for his staying out of politics. Amin died at the hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 16 August 2003 and was buried in Ruwais Cemetery in Jeddah.

 

Brtitish teen subject to Muslim hate crime and assault

Hayley's bruises and marks are fading, but the 19-year-old is still left shaken from the attack

Hayley’s bruises and marks are fading, but the 19-year-old is still left shaken from the attack

A TEENAGER left shaken and injured in a racially aggravated attack has spoken out about her ordeal in a bid to bring those responsible to justice.

Hayley Aldridge was enjoying a night out in Hitchin with a friend and two cousins, but it all ended in disaster when she was set upon in an unprovoked attack.

The 19-year-old was left needing hospital treatment at Lister, suffering bumps and bruises to her head, neck and shoulders as well as a potential nose fracture.

Miss Aldridge, who was dragged into a doorway and kicked in the head by a woman, also says she was verbally racially assaulted.

“She came towards me and started shouting. I was a bit shocked by it all,” the Letchworth GC resident told the Comet.

“All of a sudden, my cousin was moved out the way and someone grabbed the back of my hair and smashed my head into the floor, and dragged me to this doorway. She kept kicking my head – I have never felt pain like it.”

Miss Aldridge, a university student, managed to free herself and run away from the incident which happened in the High Street, near Cafe Rouge, at about 3.15am on Sunday.

It is believed a pair of women – described as Asian (=the British word for Muslim so they can avoid using the forbidden M word) – were involved and it is alleged one of them swore and used racist slurs.

“I go into Hitchin every Saturday night. I’ve never had a fight, never caused trouble, and that people go out to do that was more of a shock than anything,” said Miss Aldridge.

“She was so aggressive – I was trying to get her off me, but I’m not an aggressive person. I couldn’t get up.

“She made reference to my colour. I don’t know why she did it. I wasn’t shouting abuse at her. My family haven’t brought me up to be racist. If you are born in this country, you are English. You could be green or purple, it doesn’t matter what colour you are.”

She added: “If you have done it, or know who did, just come forward. You can’t leave someone with injuries like that. They should not be allowed to get away with it.”

At the time of going to press, no one had been arrested in connection with the incident, but police are investigating.

A spokesman for Herts Police said: “This was an appalling incident which has left the victim shaken and with some nasty injuries. I would urge anyone who may have been in the High Street area of Hitchin prior to, or after the incident took place, to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information can call the non-emergency police number 101, quoting crime reference number G1/13/1341, or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Muslim man demands right to bring second wife to Ireland

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PATRICK COOPER, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Updated Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:16 AM
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The Irish government needs to figure out how to deal with the issue.

The Irish government needs to figure out how to deal with the issue. [We know how the Irish government should deal with this: throw them out. Deport them all. They will exploit your welfare system. They will suck you dry while praying five times a day for your death. TMI]
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A Muslim man has gone to the High Court in Ireland demanding that he be allowed bring in his second wife to Ireland.

The native of Lebanon, where polygamy is allowed, says his polygamous marriage must be recognized.

Liam Egan, a member of the Muslim Public Affairs Congress, told the Irish Sunday Times the man was being discriminated against unfairly. “It is draconian to treat this family differently,” said Egan.

“Ireland discriminates against Muslims seeking citizenship by asking them to sign an affidavit. The state should not be interfering in families like this. It is silent on adulterous affairs but the moment you try and do something honourable by bringing a woman into a marriage, even a polygamous marriage, there is an issue.”

The man first entered Ireland some years ago and claimed political asylum which was granted. It is believed there are numerous other cases involving second or even more wives awaiting the court’s verdict. British law allows only one wife to legally emigrate.

Liam Egan says the Koran allows Muslims to marry and “love each of them equally.” The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the case highlights the need for the government to deal fairly with the issue.

UK: Shia Muslims whip themselves during Ashura Day

You got to feel sorry for them whipping their bodies in a frenzy, exhausting themselves. Surely there are millions of people around the world who would be more than happy to whip them into a bloody pulp and would gladly volunteer? Hey, just ask…

Shia Muslims in Manchester self-flagellate for Ashura in June 2013.

The day of Ashura is marked by Muslims as a whole, but for Shia Muslims it is a major religious commemoration of the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

It falls on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is marked by Muslims with a voluntary day of fasting which commemorates the day Noah left the Ark, and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God.

For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala in modern-day Iraq. It is marked with mourning rituals and passion plays re-enacting the martyrdom.

Shia men and women dressed in black also parade through the streets slapping their chests and chanting. Some Shia men seek to emulate the suffering of Hussein by flagellating themselves with chains or cutting their foreheads until blood streams from their bodies.

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And here is the uplifting and happy day of Muharram Ashura around the world. Makes you happy just watching it, doesn’t it?

(Video) Syrian soldier in phonecall: ‘Papa, I am in the slaughterhouse. They are going to behead me now’

Obama’s ally, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Syria (with Arab help and funding, EU and US weapons – one ship full of weapons sank last week) making a last call to a Syrian government soldier’s parents so he can tell them he is going to be beheaded.
With a Muslim parent, who needs enemies? Have these people ever experienced love at all? Do they even know what it is? There’s no love to be had there. They can’t even love their own children. On getting the last phone call his father doesn’t seem too bothered, ‘Son, God bless you in this life and afterlife. Don’t fear. Everything will be okay’. He tries again and again to tell his father that things are not going to be okey, because he is on his way to be beheaded. His father continues to show the same apathy. Poor young man. He probably joined the government army on his family’s request. And they couldn’t care less.
After all, why worry? He will be a martyr. They will show more emotion for him over his grave than in his lifetime. If you are a terrorist you are a martyr, if you are not a terrorist and are killed, you are a martyr. As long as you kill or are killed you are admired. Muslims love death more than they love life.

People are not giving up. Thousands fill Tahrir Square in Egypt to protest against Obama ally and terrorist, Mursi

Return of the revolution? Egypt’s Tahrir Square is packed to capacity again as thousands protest against hated president

  • Crowds of opponents descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo
  • On the other side of the city, thousands of supporters gathered not far from the presidential palace
  • Some wore homemade body armour and construction hats and carried shields and clubs
  • At least seven people, including American student Andrew Pochter, 21, have been killed in clashes the past week

By Tara Brady

PUBLISHED: 16:33, 30 June 2013 | DAILY MAIL

Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president have turned out in their masses for a nationwide protest which many fear could turn deadly.

Waving Egyptian flags, crowds descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo, one of a number of sites in the capital and around the country, where rallies have been organised.

Chants of ‘erhal’ or ‘leave!,’ have rang out in the square, birthplace of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Members of opposition groups attend an anti-President Mohamed Morsi rally at Tahrir Square

Members of opposition groups attend an anti-President Mohamed Morsi rally at Tahrir Square

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold posters which read 'Leave' as they protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo

Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hold posters which read ‘Leave’ as they protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo

Waving Egyptian flags, crowds descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo to demonstrate

Waving Egyptian flags, crowds descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo to demonstrate

On the other side of Cairo, thousands of the Islamist leader’s supporters gathered not far from the presidential palace in a show of support.

Some wore homemade body armour and construction hats and carried shields and clubs.

There is a sense among opponents and supporters of President Morsi that Sunday’s rally is a make-or-break day, increasing worries that the two camps will come to blows despite vows by each to remain peaceful.

Some protesters wore homemade body armor and construction hats and carried shields and clubs

Some protesters wore homemade body armor and construction hats and carried shields and clubs

Waving Egyptian flags, crowds descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo, one of a number of sites in the capital and around the country, where rallies have been organised

Waving Egyptian flags, crowds descended on Tahrir Square in the heart of Cairo, one of a number of sites in the capital and around the country, where rallies have been organised

As the crowds swelled in Tahrir, traffic in the capital's normally clogged streets was light at midday with many residents choosing to stay home for fear of violence

As the crowds swelled in Tahrir, traffic in the capital’s normally clogged streets was light at midday with many residents choosing to stay home for fear of violence

Already at least seven people, including American student Andrew Pochter, 21, have been killed in clashes the past week, mainly in Nile Delta cities and the coastal city of Alexandria.

Today’s demonstrations, which have fallen on the anniversary of Morsi’s inauguration as Egypt’s first freely elected leader, are the culmination of growing polarisation since he took office.
President Morsi has said he has no plans to meet the protesters' demand for an early presidential election President Morsi has said he has no plans to meet the protesters’ demand for an early presidential election

In one camp are the president and his Islamist allies, including the Muslim Brotherhood and more hard-line groups.

They have vowed to defend Morsi, saying street demonstrations cannot be allowed to remove a freely elected leader.

The other is an array of secular and liberal Egyptians as well as moderate Muslims and Christians.

They say the Islamists have overstepped their election mandate, accusing them of trying to monopolise power and mismanage the country.

The opposition believes that with sheer numbers in the street, it can pressure Morsi to step down.

‘Today, the people will triumph over fascism,’ prominent pro-democracy campaigner and bestselling novelist Alaa al-Aswany wrote on his Twitter account.

Police have seized firearms, explosives and even artillery shells around the country in an attempt to prevent violence.

In an interview published on Sunday in The Guardian, Morsi – who has three years left in term – said he had no plans to meet the protesters’ demand for an early presidential election.

‘If we changed someone in office who (was elected) according to constitutional legitimacy – well, there will (be) people or opponents opposing the new president too, and a week or a month later, they will ask him to step down,’ said Morsi.

‘There is no room for any talk against this constitutional legitimacy,’ he said.

As the crowds swelled in Tahrir, traffic in the capital’s normally clogged streets was light at midday with many residents choosing to stay home for fear of violence or a wave of crime similar to the one that swept Egypt during the 18-day, anti-Mubarak uprising.

A supporter of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds his poster during a rally outside the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace in Cairo

A supporter of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds his poster during a rally outside the Rabia el-Adawiya mosque near the presidential palace in Cairo

Banks were closing early and most government departments were either closed for the day or were thinly staffed. Most schools and colleges are already closed for the summer holidays.

Thousands of Morsi’s supporters have staged a sit-in since Friday in front of the Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque near the Ittihadiya presidential palace.

In the evening, anti-Morsi crowds plan to march on the palace and Morsi supporters have vowed to defend it if it is attacked.

The opposition protests emerged from a petition campaign by a youth activist group known as Tamarod, Arabic for ‘rebel.’

For several months, the group has been collecting signatures calling for Morsi to step down.

On Saturday the group announced it had more than 22 million signatures – proof, it claims, that a broad sector of the public no longer wants Morsi in office.

Morsi’s supporters have questioned the authenticity and validity of the signatures.

An Egyptian woman kisses a poster of President Mohamed Morsi

An Egyptian woman kisses a poster of President Mohamed Morsi

Egyptians opposing President Morsi wave their national flag while one of them wears chains and a face mask

Egyptians opposing President Morsi wave their national flag while one of them wears chains and a face mask

Student Andrew Pochter, 21, died while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt

Student Andrew Pochter, 21, died while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt

Morsi, who has three years left in his presidential term, claims that Mubarak loyalists are behind the planned protests.

His supporters say Tamarod is a cover for thugs loyal to Mubarak.

The 22 million signatures, while they have no legal weight, deal a symbolic blow to Morsi at a time when he is widely seen by Egyptians to have failed to tackle the country’s most pressing problems, from surging crime rates and high unemployment to fuel shortages and power outages.

If verified, the number of people who signed the petition calling on Morsi to step down would be nearly twice the number who voted for him a year ago in a run-off that he won with around 52 per cent of the vote.

Tamarod organisers said they discarded about 100,000 signed forms because they were duplicates.

One protestor holds a toy sheep as a sign. Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a

One protestor holds a toy sheep as a sign. Mass demonstrations across Egypt on Sunday may determine its future, two and half years after people power toppled a

Egyptians opposing President Morsi shout as they take part in a protest demanding him to leave office, in front of the presidential palace in in Cairo

Egyptians opposing President Morsi shout as they take part in a protest demanding him to leave office, in front of the presidential palace in in Cairo

One woman has painted a flag on her cheek and shouts during the historical protest today in Cairo

One woman has painted a flag on her cheek and shouts during the historical protest today in Cairo

Protesters opposing Mohamed Mursi carry a huge flag as they march to Tahrir square from Mustafa Mahmoud mosque

Protesters opposing Mohamed Mursi carry a huge flag as they march to Tahrir square from Mustafa Mahmoud mosque

Tensions between Morsi's supporters and his opponents have risen in the lead-up to the anniversary, with at least seven killed in clashes last week

Tensions between Morsi’s supporters and his opponents have risen in the lead-up to the anniversary, with at least seven killed in clashes last week

Adding to his troubles, eight lawmakers from the country’s interim legislature announced their resignation on Saturday to protest Morsi’s policies.

The 270-seat chamber was elected early last year by less than 10 per cent of Egypt’s eligible voters which is dominated by Islamists.

A legal adviser to Morsi also announced his resignation late Saturday.

Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi last week gave the president and his opponents a week to reach a compromise and warned that the military would intervene to prevent the nation from entering a ‘dark tunnel.’

Army troops backed by armored vehicles have been deployed in some of Cairo’s suburbs, with soldiers, some in combat gear, stood at traffic lights and major intersections.

German psychiatrist and holocaust survivor gives his view on Islam

[h/t David] The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When he was asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism:

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic, uncomplicated points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.

In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of no-go zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. SHARIA LAW prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

AND WE ARE SILENT…… ONCE AGAIN

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Emanuel Tanay (b. 1928) is an American physician, a forensic psychiatrist, and a Jewish Holocaust survivor.

Tanay was born in Vilna but the family soon moved to Miechow, a small community just south of Kraków. His mother, Betty Tenenwurzel, was both a physician and dentist and his father, Bunim Tenenwurzel, was a dentist. He survived by being hidden in the Catholic monastery of Mogila in Kraków, Poland.

In 1943 Tanay escaped from occupied Poland with his mother and sister to Slovakia and then Hungary. They were liberated in January 1945 in Budapest. He immigrated to the United States after World War II. He did his psychiatric residency at Elgin State Hospital in Elgin, Illinois.

Tanay is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, Michigan.

UK: ‘You can’t preach the Bible here, this is a Muslim area’

(What a community policeman told two Christians)

By Steve Doughty and Andy Dolan

naeem[Photo] Readings from the Koran: Naeem Naguthney

Two Christian preachers were stopped from handing out Bible extracts by police because they were in a Muslim area, it was claimed yesterday.

They say they were told by a Muslim police community support officer that they could not preach there and that attempting to convert Muslims to Christianity was a hate crime.

The community officer is also said to have told the two men: ‘You have been warned. If you come back here and get beat up, well, you have been warned.’

A police constable who was present during the incident in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham is also alleged to have told the preachers not to return to the district.

It comes amid growing concern over the development of Islamic ‘no-go areas’.

The preachers, Americans Arthur Cunningham and Joseph Abraham, are demanding an apology and compensation from West Midlands Police.

They say their treatment breaks the Human Rights Act, which guarantees freedom of religious expression.

The preachers, who have the backing of the Christian Institute pressure group, say they will take the force to court for breaching their human rights if they don’t receive an apology.

They have accused the officer, PCSO Naeem Naguthney, of behaving in an ‘aggressive and threatening’ manner. A complaint by their lawyers said he interrupted as they spoke to Muslim youths about their beliefs.

Mr Abraham, 65, who was born a Muslim in Egypt and is a convert to Christianity, said: ‘He told us we were trying to convert Muslims to Christianity and that that was a hate crime.

‘He was very intimidating and it concerns me that somebody holding his views can become a police officer, albeit at PCSO level.’

Mr Cunningham, 48, a fellow American Baptist missionary, said: ‘He realised we were Americans and then started ranting at us about George Bush and American foreign policy.

‘He said we were in a Muslim area and were not allowed to spread our Christian message. He said he was going to take us to the police station.’

Mr Cunningham added: ‘I am dumfounded that the police seem so nonchalant. They seem content not to make it clear that what we were doing was perfectly legal. This is a free country and to suggest we were guilty of a hate crime for spreading God’s word is outrageous.’

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Outraged: Arthur Cunningham

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Seeking an apology: Joesph Abraham

According to a complaint by the men’s lawyers, Mr Naguthney summoned two other officers in support, one of whom, a full constable, is said to have told the men not to return to the area.

Mr Naguthney, 30, was recruited as a community support officer last year after being unemployed for eight months.

Earlier this year, he had a prominent role at a conference to launch the West Midlands branch of the National Association of Muslim Police. He gave a reading from the Koran before the audience heard a recorded contribution from Gordon Brown, a speech from Home Office Minister Tony McNulty, and contributions from several chief constables.

Mr Naguthney declined to discuss the row.

His brother, Nadeem, said: ‘Naeem is a community man, that is why he joined the police.’

The Alum Rock area was at the heart of a terrorism inquiry last year, which ended with the conviction of local resident Parviz Khan for plotting to kidnap and behead a British soldier.

A senior Church of England bishop, the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali, warned recently that it is hard for non-Muslims to live and work in some areas where radicals and clerics are trying to impose an Islamic character.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said an investigation into the complaint had concluded that the PCSO had acted ‘with the best of intentions’ when he ‘intervened to diffuse a heated argument between two groups of men’.

A statement added: ‘Following this investigation, the PCSO has been offered guidance about what constitutes a hate crime and advice on communication style.’

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Remember this story from British media in 2008? Not much has changed. On the contrary, now you don’t even need a Muslim police community support officer! The Metropolitan police will now help to assure Sharia zones remain closed off to non-Muslims or you could face arrest.

They’re at it again: TIME Magazine tries to distort the facts behind the Myanmar Muslim problems

Let no one fool you about the violence in Burma (Myanmar). TIME magazine has done a BBC and lied through their teeth. Myanmar has banned the obnoxious and distorted TIME magazine cover. Good on them. Educate people if they get brainwashed by media. Let us help our friends in Myanmar to counteract Muslim propaganda that is being exploited in media like wildfire. Let not Myanmar turn into Buddhist Indonesia where they had no choice but to bend to Islam, after the international communities interfered and stopped them from defending themselves. Indonesia was not allowed to remove the aggressive Muslim presence that was forcing its way into the country. And look at them today: the land of Buddha’s benevolence has turned into the land of Mohammed’s brutality and been replaced with cutting hands, heads and feet.

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“The term Rohingya is never known to history, nor it is ever recorded in the official documents as the designation of a Muslim coterie in Rakhaing, ostensibly cross-bred by Arab castaways. It is only a belied term employed by the alien Muslim separatists, with the object of advancing a legal claim to ethnic grouping of the Union of Burma. The Imperialist British, who ruled the Indian Empire, named them Chittagonians after the Chittagong District of East Bengal, where from they originated. The term Rohingya, therefore, is synonym of alien Chittagonian separatists or jihadist Mujtahid.”

— from Rohingya Hoax, by Maung Tha Hla

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Maung Tha Hla, who is the author of The Rakhaing, companion of the periodical Rakhaing Guardian, is the founder president of the Buddhist Rakhaing Cultural Association of the United States of America.

He served twenty years with the Burma Foreign Service, which he quit during the tenure of office of Deputy Permanent Representative of Burma to the United Nations Organization.

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The Muslims in Myanmar are mainly illegals from Bangladesh and Bengal. Muslims in these countries have horrid human rights violations against Buddhist and other minorities:

Bangladesh ‘persecution’ panel reports on 2001 violence
UNHCR report: The treatment of Buddhists in Bangladesh:
“Discrimination against members of religious minorities, such as Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists, existed at both the governmental and societal levels, and religious minorities were disadvantaged in practice in such areas as access to government jobs, political office, and justice.”
UNHCR report: The treatment of Hindus in Bangladesh:
“Attacks on members of religious or ethnic minorities or their properties, including thefts and vandalism at Hindu temples, continue to be a problem, although it is difficult to distinguish criminal intent from religious animosity or other possible motives.”
UNHCR report: Bangladesh: The Ahmadiyya Community – their rights must be protected:
“21 October 2003, an estimated 100 people including women and children belonging to 17 Ahmadi families in the village of Uttar Bhabanipur in Kushtia District were declared “excommunicated” by a local Islamist leader opposed to the Ahmadis.”

Related:
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14. Myanmar: Three Muslims Sentenced to Death for Rape and Murder of Buddhist Woman
15. Muslim, Buddhist mob violence threatens new Myanmar
16. (Video) Myanmar Buddhist Monk: Saudi Arabia is responsible for Muslim jihad against Rakhine Buddhists
17. Unrest rocks Myanmar after woman ‘torched’ by Muslim in unprovoked attack
18. More violent Muslims descending on Burma: Syrian Islamists set sight on Myanmar .
19. Myanmar (Burma) Muslims kill 8 Buddhists in Indonesian centre
20. Bangladesh, where the illegal ‘innocent Burmese Rohingya Muslims’ are from, is on a slaughter spree of Hindus
21. Remember those “innocent” Rohingya Muslims in Burma? Seven Burmese Muslims Charged With Monk’s Death
22. Rohingya And Muslim Genocide Of Buddhists In Burma And Bangladesh
23. The ‘innocent and persecuted’ Rohingya Muslims In Burma: A History Of Rape, Genocide And Grisly Murders Of Buddhists By Bangladeshi Muslims
24. Decades of Muslim aggression and violence in Sri Lanka bring tension between Buddhists and Muslims – but Buddhist get the blame
25. Burma: Looted Bangladeshi Buddha statues recovered from Muslim Rohingya camp
26. Burma ‘wipe out’ Muslim villages to end years of Muslim jihadi hate crimes, murders, rapes and forced conversion.

Muslim persecution of Buddhists in Bangladesh and Bengal:
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16 October 2000: Bangladesh army harass indigenous people in Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban
28 September 2000: Bangladesh army attempt to rape an indigenous Buddhist girl at Gulshakhali
26 September 2000: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Technical Training Center of Rangamati
18 September 2000: Bangladesh army attempted to rape an indigenous Buddhist girl in Kutukchari
12 September 2000: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Buddhist people in Jurachari
10 September 2000: Bangladesh police torture indigenous Buddhist people in Guimara
19 August 2000: Bangladesh army harass indigenous Buddhist people at Nunchari
13 August 2000: Bengali settlers attempt to abduct an indigenous Hindu girl in Matiranga
27 May 2000: Bangladesh forest guards arrest 18 indigenous Buddhist men in Alikhyong
17 May 2000: Bangladesh army forbids loud speaker at Buddhist temple in Jurachari
04 May 2000: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Baghaichari
24 April 2000: Bengali settlers attempt to rape an indigenous Buddhist girl in Dighinala
21 April 2000: Bangladesh army continue to terrorize the indigenous people of the CHT
08 April 2000: Bangladesh army arrest an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Naniarchar
25 March 2000: Bangladesh army beat to death an indigenous Marma Buddhist in Matiranga
18 March 2000: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Buddhist girl in Manikchari
29 February 2000: Bangladesh police arrest an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Naniarchar
25 February 2000: Bangladesh army severely beat 3 indigenous Chakma Buddhists at Manikchari
22 December 2001: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Marma woman in Rangamati
15 December 2001: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous boat man in Rangamati
07 December 2001: Bengali settlers rob an indigenous Chakma man at Longadu
02 December 2001: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous people at Jarnatilla
25 June 2001: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Ramgarh
23 May 2001: Bangladesh government keep vigil on 6 indigenous NG0s in CHT
22 May 2001: Police arrest 3 indigenous youths in Rangamati
21 May 2001: Bangladesh army rape 3 Tripuri women in Matiranga
21 May 2001: Bangladesh army rape 3 Tripuri women in Matiranga
21 May 2001: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Longadu
21 May 2001: Bangladesh police charge an indigenous man with false case in Longadu
19 May 2001: Bengali settlers incite racially motivated riot in Rangamati
18 May 2001: Bengali settlers set fire on indigenous Chakma houses in Dighinala
17 May 2001: Police arrest 3 innocent Chakma youths in connection with death of a settler
09 May 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous people in Kaptai
04 May 2001: Bangladesh army harass indigenous people at check post in Rajasthali
04 May 2001: Khiang people organize conference on land grabbing at Rajasthali
20 April 2001: Bengali settlers grab indigenous people’s land in Longadu
18 April 2001: Bangladesh army harass indigenous people at check post in Naniarchar
13 April 2001: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land in Mahalchari
04 April 2001: ADB organize CHT Development seminar in Dhaka
03 April 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 3 indigenous people in Kaptai
30 March 2001: Bengali settlers rob and attack an indigenous Chakma family in Dighinala
20 March 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous Chakma youths in Naniarchar
20 March 2001: Bengali settlers abduct an indigenous Chak girl in Naikyangchari
17 March 2001: Army backed UPDF releases 3 foreign hostages in Rangamati
16 February 2001: Army backed UPDF abducts 3 foreign hostages in Rangamati
25 December 2002: Bengali settlers commit electoral fraud at Boalkhali in Dighinala
13 December 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous Chakma villagers of Dhulyatuli in Kaptai
11 December 2002: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land with the help of Bangladesh army in Barkal
17 November 2002: Bangladesh army arrest and torture 2 indigenous youths in Rangamati
29 October 2002: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Ranirhat
30 September 2002: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous people include 2 Buddhist monks in Baghmara of Bandarban
24 September 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous people of Baghichara in Bandarban
08 September 2002: Bangladesh army tortures villagers and desecrates a Buddhist temple in Amtoli, Bandarban
07 September 2002: Bangladesh army torture and terrorize indigenous people at Khwiangpara in Bandarban
07 September 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous Marma people at Saopara and Chibukpara in Bandarban
03 August 2002: DGFI and UPDF terrorize the indigenous people of Twichakma in Ramgarh
15 June 2002: Bangladesh army and settlers rob indigenous Chakma villagers at Mainimukh in Dighinala
12 June 2002: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Bilaichari
09 June 2002: Bangladesh army terrorize the indigenous people in Longadu
28 April 2002: Muslim extremists hack Hindu priest to death in Manikchari
25 April 2002: Bengali settlers abduct an indigenous Chakma woman in Baghaichari
21 April 2002: Muslim extremists stabb a Buddhist monk to death in Rauzan
20 April 2002: Bangladesh government meets PCJSS in Dhaka
13 March 2002: Donor governments hold Bangladesh Development Forum meeting in Paris
13 March 2002: Bengali settlers abduct and rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Alikadam of Bandarban
05 March 2002: Bengali settlers abduct and rape an indigenous Marma girl in Kaptai
31 January 2002: Bangladesh government conspires to create Pankho-Lushai district council in Sajek
22 January 2002: Bangladesh army tortures 3 indigenous Tripura youths at Kukichara in Khagrachari
26 August 2003: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Mahalchari in reprisal of abduction of a settler by gunmen
26 August 2003: An Account of Communal Attack in Mahalchari by Bengali Settlers and Bangladesh army
15 August 2003: Bangladesh army arrest 3 indigenous Chakma men for pssession of licensed gun
11 August 2003: Bangladesh government and NGOs help Bengali settlers with micro credit in violation of CHT Accord
11 August 2003: Bangladesh army continue to terrorize the indigenous people in the name of Operation Uttaran
03 August 2003: Bengali settlers continue to grab indigenous land and rob indigenous people in CHT
27 July 2003: BNP government forms Committee for Implementation of CHT Accord to conceal its lackluster attitude
30 May 2003: Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous Chakma men in Kedhamara of Baghaichari
27 May 2003: Bangladesh Rifle (BDR) destroy and descrate a Buddhist temple in Barkal
25 May 2003: Bengali settler attampts to rape un underage indigenous Chakma girl in Patachari village of Baghaichari
10 May 2003: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) survey Bhaibachara of Sajek for expansion of militray camp
20 April 2003: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people of Bhuiachara under Kamalchari union to grab indigenous land
January 2003: PCJSS demands cancellation of pacification project in CHT
15 January 2003: Bengali settlers threten the indigenous people with communal attack in Rangamati
12 January 2003: Bengali settlers win local government election in Boalkhali of Dighinala by fraud
02 January 2003: Bangladesh army torture indigenous Chakma men in Kaptai of Rangamati district
02 January 2003: Bangladesh government deploys army during Union Parishad election in CHT
08 November 2004: Bangladesh army raid and torture indigenous Chakma people of Jagarapara village in Panchari
03 August 2004: Bengali settlers kill 2 members of an indigenous Chakmas family in Bhushanchara
02 August 2004: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Marma Buddhists in Guimara
01 August 2004: Bengali settlers attack indigenous Chakma people in Rangamati
29 July 2004: Bangladesh army kills an indigenous Marma Buddhist in Kaptai
25 May 2004: Bangladesh army arrest and torture members of PCJSS in Guimara
18 May 2004: BDR harass an indigenous Chakma woman in Longadu
12 May 2004: Bangladesh army raid indigenous Chakma houses at Naniarchar
04 May 2004: Bangladesh army orders indigenous people to leave their homesteads for settlers in Sindukchari
27 April 2004: Bangladesh army torture 2 indigenous Tripura people in Matiranga
17 April 2004: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous Chakma man in Naniarchar
02 November 2005: Bangladesh army hit and injure an under age indigenous Chakma boy in Khagrachari
31 October 2005: Pro-government group tries to kidnap 2 indigenous villagers in Laxmichari
08 September 2005: Human rights groups denounce Bangladesh government’s attempt to ban indigenous leaders
July 2005: Bangladesh army restricts the construction of indigenous Chakma houses in Jurachari
28 July 2005: Bangladesh army terrorizes indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Atarakchara of Longadu
25 July 2005: Bangladesh army and Bengali settlers attack indigenous Marma Buddhists in Kaukhali
24 July 2005: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Marma Buddhists in Manikchari
10 July 2005: Bengali settlers staged demonstration in Rangamati to demand ‘equal rights’
02 July 2005: Bengali settlers organise public meeting in Rangamati
23 June 2005: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) destroys indigenous Chakma houses in Sajek
20 June 2005: Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) torture an indigenous Chakma man in Sajek
06 June 2005: Bangladesh Rifles of Marishya BDR zone orders the indigenous Chakma Buddhists to vacate their homes in Sajek
May 2005: Bangladesh Government undertake massive Bengali Muslim settlement in Sajek
March 2005: Bengali settlers continue to grab indigenous owned land in Khagrachari district
25 March 2005: Santu Larma says “Bangladesh government is not sincere about the CHT Accord”
26 February 2005: Indigenous people block Khagrachari-Mahalchari-Rangamati road in protest of land grabbing by Bengali settlers in Khagrachari
24 February 2005: Bangladesh army grab indigenous land in Bandarban Hill District
23 February 2005: PCJSS appeal the donor nations to bring the CHT issues during the Donors Meeting to be held in Washington
15 February 2005: Bangladesh government grab indigenous land in Chimbook of Bandarban
15 February 2005: Bangladesh army arrest and torture 6 indigenous Chakma men in Baghaihat
27 January 2005: Bangladesh army brutally torture a returnee indigenous refugee in Matiranga of Khagrachari district
03 January 2005: Bangladesh army conduct massive reprisal attack against the indigenous people of Baghaichari
08 September 2006: Bengali settlers rape an under aged indigenous Marma girl in Rajasthali of Rangamati district
02 September 2006: Bengali settlers rape and murder an under aged indigenous Chakma girl in Dighinala of Khagrachari district
27 August 2006: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land with the help of Bangladesh army in Ultachari of Khagrachari district
24 August 2006: Bengali settlers attack indigenous Chakma students at Rangamati College
23 August 2006: Bangladesh army arrests and tortures an indigenous Marma man at Mahalchari
22 August 2006: Bengali settlers attempt to rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Barkal of Rangamati district
17 August 2006: Bangladesh Rifles establishes new camp in Jurachari in violation of the CHT Accord
06 August 2006: Bengali settlers set fire on Buddhist temple in Longadu of Rangamati district
02 August 2006: Bangladesh army arrests and tortures an indigenous Chakma man at Baghaihat
12 July 2006: Bangladesh army arrests and tortures an indigenous Tripura man at Nunchari
30 June 2006: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Marma girl in Ramgarh of Khagrachari district
30 June 2006: Bangladesh army arrests and probably executes an indigenous Chakma man at Ghagra
19 June 2006: Bangladesh government wages disinformation campaign against the indigenous people of the CHT
19 June 2006: Bengali settlers attack PCJSS conference in Alikadam of Bandarban district
29 May 2006: Bengali settler MP Mr. Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan raises anti-accord and anti-indigenous motion in Bangladesh parliament
20 May 2006: Bengali settlers torch a Buddhist temple and grab indigenous land in Maischari
17 May 2006: Bangladesh army detains and tortures indigenous Chakma men at Longadu
07 May 2006: Bangladesh military intelligence (DGFI) arrests and totures an indigenous Chakma man in Panchari
05 May 2006: Bangladesh army arrest and tortures indigenous Chakma men in Mahalchari
28 April 2006: Bangladesh aremy detains and tortures indigenous Chakma men in Longadu
27 April 2006: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land with the help of Bangladesh army in Matiranga of Khagrachari district
23 April 2006: Bangladesh government to continue food aid to the Benglali settlers in CHT
17 April 2006: Bengali settlers abduct an indigenous Tripura girl in Matiranga of Khagrachari district
10 April 2006: Bangladesh army rape an indigenous Chakma woman in Baghaihat of Khagrachari district
07 April 2006: Bengali settler rapes an indigenous Marma girl in Manikchari of Khagrachari district
03 April 2006: Bengali settlers rape 2 indigenous Marma girls in Maischari of Khagrachari district
03 April 2006: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Maischari of Khagrachari district
April 2006: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land with the help of Bangladesh army in Guimara of Khagrachari district
20 February 2006: Bengali settlers rape and murder an indigenous Marma girl in Nakkhyangchari of Bandarban district
06 February 2006: Bangladesh army attempted to rape an indigenous Chakma woman in Naniarchar
29 January 2006: Bangladesh army indiscriminately shoot at an indigenous Chakma village during target practice in Rangamati
21 January 2006: Bangladesh army forcibley photograph indigenous people with arms in Nakkhyangchari
14 January 2006: Bengali Muslim settlers attack indigenous people in Mahalchari
23 December 2007: Bengali settlers attempt to grab indigenous Chakma people’s land in Garmaridhala of Khagrachari district
18 December 2007: Bengali settlers attempt to grab indigenous Chakma people’s land in Lemuchari of Khagrachari district
12 December 2007: Bangladesh army tries to enroll Bengali settlers in voter list of Mahalchari in Khagrachari district
09 December 2007: Indigenous victims of land grabbing hold press conference in Dhaka
08 December 2007: Bangladesh army threatens the indigenous headman to agree to Bengali settlement in Ugudochari Mouza of Khagrachari district
07 December 2007: Bangladesh Police refuses to register rape case against a Bengali settler in Manikchari
07 December 2007: Bangladesh army set fire on indigenous Chakma houses in Baghaichari
04 December 2007: Bengali settler rape an under aged indigenous Marma girl at Ramgarh in Khagrachari district
02 December 2007: Bangladesh army attempt to grab indigenous peoples’ land in Balaghata of Bandarban
28 November 2007: Bangladesh army searches indigenous Chakma houses in Bizitola of Khagrachari
19 November 2007: Ministray of CHT Affairs orders Deputy Commissioner of Khagrachari to settle 812 Bengali families in Dighinala
05 November 2007: Bangladesh army forbids the use of loudspeaker at a Buddhist temple in Babuchara
04 November 2007: Benglali settlers grab indigenous peoples’ land in Karallyachari village of Maischari
02 November 2007: Bangladesh army conduct massive military operation in Rangamati district
26 October 2007: Bengali settler attempts to rape an indigenous Marma girl in Laxmichari
7 September 2007: Bengali settlers try to grab Sadhantila Buddhist Temple in Dighinala with the backing of Bangladesh army
June 2007: Chittagong Judge Court sentences Ranglai Mro 17 years jail term on fabricated charges
14 June 2007: Bangladesh army raid the houses of PCJSS leaders in Khagrachari and Rangamati
03 June 2007: Bangladesh government orders eviction of indigenous refugees from temporary camps in Dighinala
03 June 2007: Bangladesh army arrest indigenous activist in Khagrachari under the ‘State of Emergency’ rule
May 2007: Bangladesh army interfere with the trial of Satyabir Dewan and Ranglai Mro at Chittagong court
5 May 2007: Bangladesh army arrest PCJSS activist with fabricated allegation
5 March 2007: Bangladesh joint forces arrest and torture PCJSS members in Khagrachari and Baghaichari
24 February 2007: Bangladesh army intimidate and interfere with the trial of PCJSS leaders in Rangamati court
23 February 2007: Bangladesh joint forces arrest and torture indigenous activist in Bandarban
18 February 2007: Bangladesh joint forces arrest and torture PCJSS activists in Rangamati, Jurachari and Chandraghona
24-26 November 2008: Settlers attack and injure 10 indigenous people in Mahalchari
11 October 2008: Bengali settler organization Sama Odhikar Andolon demands more army camps in CHT
03 October 2008: Bangladesh army builds new settlements between Baghaichari and Dighinala
23 September 2008: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous youth at Nuopara in Belaichari
19 August 2008: Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Chakma man in Sajek of Baghaichari
10 August 2008: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land in Bandarban
9 August 2008: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Gangaram Dore in Sajek
8 August 2008: Bengali settlers clash with indigenous people over land in Chinginala of Khagrachari municipality
4 August 2008: Bangladesh army rape an indigenous women in Belaichari
4 August 2008: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma man in Belaichari
2 August 2008: Bengali settlers blockade Sultana Kamal at Baghaihat in Rangamati
26 July 2008: Bengali settlers forcibly harvest from indigenous land in Longadu
19 July 2008: Bangladesh army attempted to rape 15 year old indigenous girl in Ghilachari
8 July 2008: Bangladesh army tortures 3 indigenous villagers in Bilaichari
7 July 2008: Bangladesh army tortures to death an indigenous villager in Kangarachari
5 July 2008: Settlers torture 2 indigenous villagers in Babuchara, Dighinala
27 June 2008: Bangladesh army deliberately charged PCJSS leaders with murder case in Bandarban
24-26 June 2008: Settlers build home on Mongol Sen Chakma’s land at Purbopara in Sajek
23 June 2008: A settler attempted to rape a 13 year old indigenous girl at Nalkata in Baghaichari
23 June 2008: Bangladesh army compels the indigenous people to trade with the settlers
3-4 June 2008: Settlers plant trees on forcibly grabbed land in Sajek union of Baghaichari
24-25 May 2008: Settlers incite communal riot in Baghaichari over the accidental death of a settler
17 May 2008: BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) torture 4 Chakma men in Logang
17 May 2008: Bangladesh army re-arrest Anunay Chakma on fabricated charge in Dighinala
13 May 2008: Bangladesh army detains an ex-PCJSS man in Dighinala
11 May 2008: Sama Odhikar Andolon demands re-establishment of army camps in CHT
11 May 2008: Settlers seize goods from indigenous people in Baghaihat
7 May 2008: Bangladesh army conducts search & destroy operation at Soileshchari in Naniarchar
6 May 2008: Bangladesh army tortures 5 Chakma men at Naniachar
5 May 2008: Bangladesh army detains and tortures 3 Chakma men at Pukirachara
29 April 2008: Bangladesh army chief Gen. Moeen distributes relief mainly to Bengali settlers in Sajek
20 April 2008: Bengali settlers attack 7 indigenous Chakma villages and burn down 100 houses in Sajek
05 March 2008: Benglali settlers rape an under aged indigenous girl in Rangamati
26 January 2008: Bangladesh government plans to curb indigenous people’s rights
22 January 2008: Bangladesh government helps Bengali settlers grab indigenous people’s land in Mahalchari
03 January 2008: Bangladesh army prevents repair of Buddhist temple in Maischari of Khagrachari district
01 January 2008: Bengali settlers attack an indigenous Tripura man in Matiranga over land dispute
21 Dec 2009: Japan MP wants CHT land issue resolved
8 Nov 2009: Bangladesh army attempt to rape a Chakma woman in Naniachar
30 Oct 2009: Bengalis gang rape a Tripura woman in Sitakunda
18 Oct 2009: Bengali settlers sexually abuse a Tripura woman in Panchari
15 Oct 2009: Bengali settler molest a Tripura girl at Matiranga
23 Sep 2009: Deputy Commissioner of Bandarban issued unlawful letter to Headmen
13 Sep 2009: Bengali settler attempted to rape a Tripura girl at Sindukchari
12 Sep 2009: Bengali settlers assault a Chakma family at Kaukhali
4 Sep 2009: Bengali settler rape an under-age Marma girl at Sindukchari
3 Sep 2009: Update on the killing of Ponemala Tripura
3 Sep 2009: Bengali settlers killed Ponemala Tripura of Mahalchari
16 Aug 2009: Army operation against indigenous villages in Naikhyingchari
14 Aug 2009: Bengali settlers attack indigenous villagers in Longadu
31 Jul 2009: Bengali settler rape a handicapped woman in Dighinala
26 Jun 2009: Bangladesh army murder a Chakma youth at Shuvalong bazaar
25 Jun 2009: 200 Mro families live in fear of settlers and Rohingya terrorists in Bandarban
15 Jun 2009: Indigenous man shot dead in Manikchari of Khagrachari
14 Jun 2009: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Jalia Para of Ramgarh
12 Jun 2009: BDR tries to establish market at Ruilui in Sajek in order to settle more Bengalis
21 May 2009: Bangladesh army harassed a Buddhist monk at Naniarchar
20 March 2009: Bangladesh army conspires to capture Sadhana Buddhist Temple at Babuchara
18 March 2009: Bangladesh army arrest two innocent villagers in Kudukchari
15 March 2009: Bangladesh army arrests 3 Chakma villagers in Karallyachari for building Buddhist retreat
08 March 2009: Bengali settler rape a 4-year old indigenous Chakma girl in Dighinala
22 January 2009: Bangladesh police arrest PCJSS leader Shaktipada Tripura in Dhaka
15 January 2009: Police arrest and torture returnee PCJSS member in Dighinala
15 January 2009: Bengali settlers clash with indigenous people in Longadu
21 Dec 2010: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Longadu
5-6 Dec 2010: Indigenous people boycott the Chairman of Land Commission in Baghaichari and Longadu
5 Dec 2010: Bengali settlers try to grab indigenous people’s land in Lemuchari of Mahalchari
23 Nov 2010: Bengali settlers attack A Tripura shopkeeper at Sindukchari
15 Nov 2010: Bengali settlers rape and murder a Tripura girl in Matiranga
08 Nov 2010: Bangladesh army grabs indigenous land for expansion of cantonment in Ruma
15 Apr 2010: Bengali settler attempt to rape an indigenous Chakma woman in Laxmichari
12 Apr 2010: Bengali settlers trespass and steal trees from the indigenous people in Kaokhali
08 Apr 2010: Bangladesh army terrorizes the indigenous people in Kaokhali
05 Apr 2010: Bangladesh army searches 5 indigenous Chakma houses in Kaokhali
29 Mar 2010: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous Chakma woman in Kaokhali
19 Mar 2010: Bengali settlers construct makeshift houses on the indigenous owned lands at Pablakhali
09 Mar 2010: Bangladesh army rape 2 indigenous Tripura women in Matiranga, Khagrachari
04 Mar 2010: Bengali settlers set indigenous Chakma houses on fire in Baghaichari
24 Feb 2010: Bangladesh army detains and tortures indigenous people in Khagrachari town
23 Feb 2010: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Khagrachari town
21 Feb 2010: State Minister for CHT Affairs visits Baghaihat
19-20 Feb 2010: Bangladesh Army shoots dead 6 indigenous people at Baghaichari
21 Jan 2010: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous people over land dispute in Sajek
19 Jan 2010: Police officer and hotel manager rape a minor indigenous girl in Rangamati
19 Jan 2010: BDR beats Buddhist villagers at Tamprue in Naikhyongchari upazila
17 Jan 2010: Bengali settlers resume expansion of settlement in Sajek
2 Jan 2010: Bengali settlers attack a Chakma boy at Naniachar
29 December 2011: Bengali settlers attack and grab Hnila Buddhist temple in Teknaf
19 December 2011: Bangladesh police arrest an indigenous Chakma man for alleged involvement with abduction of settler fishermen in Barkal
14 December 2011: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Baghaichari and Dighinala
01 October 2011: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous Chakma woman in Khagrachari
24 September 2011: Bengali settler rapes an indigenous Tripura woman in Panchari of Khagrachari district
23 September 2011: Bengali settlers attempt to grab indigenous peoples’ land in Ramgarh of Khagrachari district
23 September 2011: UN chief Ban Ki Moon laugh at Sheikh Hasina for mis-representing the indigenous people
18 September 2011: Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) torture indigenous village heads in Thanchi of Bandarban district
12 September 2011: Bengali settler attempts to rape an indigenous Marma girl in Thanchi of Bandarban district
12 September 2011: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land in Gungru Mukh of Bandarban district
27 August 2011: Bengali settlers erect 5 houses on indigenous land in Rangamati municipality
10 August 2011: Bangladesh government trying to turn CHT into a Muslim dominated region: Santu Larma
07 August 2011: Bangladesh police beat and torture 22 indigenous students in Khagrachhari
30 July 2011: Bengali settlers kill 3 indigenous people and sexually assault an indigenous girl in Lama, Bandarban
27 July 2011: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Baghaichari
16 May 2011: Bangladesh army prevents repair work of Buddhist temple in Maischari
15 May 2011: Bengali settlers attempt to grab 400 acres of indigenous owned land in Lama
13 May 2011: Bengali settlers rape and kill an indigenous Chakma girl in Dighinala
11 May 2011: Bengali settlers grab and destroy Buddhist temple in Teknaf
8 May 2011: Bengali settlers attempt to grab indigenous owned land in Manikchari
17 Apr 2011: Bengali settlers backed by security forces attack indigenous people in Ramgarh
03 Mar 2011: Bengali settlers try to grab indigenous land in Naniarchar
17 Feb 2011: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Longadu
11 Feb 2011: Bengali settlers plant red flag to occupy indigenous land in Naniachar
10 Feb 2011: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous woman in Naikhyongchari
31 Jan 2011: Bengali settlers prevent cremation of dead body in Mahalchari of Khagrachari
26 Jan 2011: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous housewife in Matiranga of Khagrachari
21 December 2012: Bengali settlers rape and kill an indigenous Marma girl in Kaukhali
04 December 2012: Bangladesh army sexually harassed an indigenous Chakma girl in Naniarchar
14 November 2012: Bangladesh army and UPDF raid an indigenous village at Balukhali in Rangamati
19 October 2012: Bangladesh forest guards shoot dead an indigenous Tanchangya farmer in Kaptai
14 October 2012: Bangladesh army attempt to rape 3 indigenous Chakma girls in Mahalchari
03 October 2012: Bengali settlers attempt to rape an indigenous Marma girl in Rowangchari
02 October 2012: Bengali settlers attempt to rape an indigenous Tanchangya girl in Rajastali
29 September 2012: Muslim extremists attack Buddhists in Cox’s Bazaar and Chittagong districts
23 September 2012: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Rangamati
22 September 2012: Bangladesh army and settlers conduct racially motivated attack against indigenous people in Rangamati
18 September 2012: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Chakma housewife in Dighinala
17 September 2012: Raja Tridiv Roy passes away in Islamabad
16 September 2012: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people over land dispute in Betchari
08 September 2012: Bangladesh army attempt to rape an indigenous Marma girl in Kaptai
26 August 2012: Bengali settlers attack 3 indigenous Chakma villagers in Panchari
22 August 2012: Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Tripura woman in Matiranga
21 August 2012: Bangladesh policeman rape an 11 year old indigenous Tripura girl in Dighinala
04 August 2012: Bengali settlers incite communal riot against indigenous people in Matiranga
09 July 2012: Bengali settlers rob and assault indigenous Chakma people in Longadu
07 July 2012: Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Chakma woman in Uluchara area of Rangamati
04 July 2012: Muslim group abducts 11 indigenous Tripura children for forcible conversion in Dhaka
12 June 2012: Bengali settlers attempted to rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Rangamati
05 June 2012: Bengali settlers attempted to rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Rangamati
05 June 2012: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Tripura girl in Fatikchari
30 May 2012: Bangladesh police attack indigenous Chakma people in Teknaf injuring 12 including a pregnant woman
30 May 2012: Bengali settlers attack indigenous Chakma people with the intention to grab land in Barkal
20 May 2012: UPDF toss grenade at PCP activists in Rangamati, 1 dead and 13 injured
10 May 2012: Bengali settlers burn down 3 indigenous Tripura houses in Panchari
09 May 2012: Bengali settlers rape and kill an 11 year old indigenous Chakma girl in Longadu
28 April 2012: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Chakma woman in Longadu
25 April 2012: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Tripura woman with speech disability in Matiranga
17 April 2012: Bengali settlers abduct and rape an indigenous Marma girl in Kaukhali
07 April 2012: Bengali settlers kill an indigenous Marma Buddhist in Kaptai
23 March 2012: Bengali settlers rape an 11-year old indigenous Marma girl in Manikchari
05 March 2012: Bengali settlers attack an indigenous Rakhine family in Moheskhali of Cox’s Bazar
01 February 2012: Bengali settlers gang rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Laxmichari
28 January 2012: Bengali settlers attack and plunder a Buddhist temple in Bilaichari following the death of a settler
10 April 2013: Bengali settlers evict 21 indigenous Chak families in Naikhyongchari
04 April 2013: Bengali truck driver rapes an indigenous Tripura girl in Satkania 26 March 2013: Bengali settler rapes an 8-year indigenous Marma Buddhist girl in Guimara
02 February 2013: Bengali settlers sexually harass an indigenous Tripura girl in Bandarban
01 February 2013: Bengali settlers sexually harass an indigenous Marma girl in Bandarban
27 January 2013: Bangladesh Police charge indigenous people with baton in Bandarban
25 January 2013: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people following the death of a labourer in Matiranga
05 January 2013: Bengali miscreant abduct and rape an indigenous Chakma girl at Savar, Dhaka
02 January 2013: Muslim group abducts 16 indigenous Tripura children for forcible conversion in Dhaka

London Police establish England’s first ‘Sharia zone’ in which EDL’s Tommy Robinson is not allowed entry.

This is a historic day in England’s history. June 29, 2013, is the official inauguration of England’s first Muslim Sharia zone. It also happens to be the British Armed Forces Day. Members of the EDL, the anti-fascist group and its spokesman Tommy Robinson, was released on bail after being arrested for entering a Muslim Sharia zone in London. The EDL marched to raise funds for a little girl with cancer, and to put flowers on soldier Lee Rigby’s memorial spot in Woolwich where he was beheaded by a devout Muslim on May 22, 2013.

The bail condition (see below) is set with the clarification “Not to enter the London Borough of Tower Hamlets”. We have been told this is an area with a lot of Muslim immigrants. It is also the same area where Muslims tried to establish a Sharia zone a few weeks back, forbidding non-Muslims to enter. The Metropolitan police has now officially established this zone all by themselves. Anjem Choudary, one of England’s many hate-preachers and supported by government payouts, must be proud.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is a London borough that has become renown for its Islamic links. The elected Mayor, Luftur Rahman, has been accused of using intimidating tactics to gain power. A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary revealed in 2010 that Luftar achieved the position with the help of the Islamic Forum of Europe. The IFE are based at the East London Mosque and work to create a Sharia state in Britain. Luftur has since diverted huge sums of taxpayer money to fund IFE organisations. Since his rise to power, Luftar has been linked with fraud, homophobia and even using council funds to advertise a training centre closely connected with Anjem Choudary. His long list of misdemeanours are documented in journalist Andrew Gilligan’s Telegraph blog.

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SKY NEWS: Two English Defence League leaders have been arrested in London as they attempted to march to Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed in May.

Tommy Robinson shouted, “You are enforcing Sharia law”, at officers who held him on suspicion of obstructing police as he tried to enter the London borough of Tower Hamlets.

The EDL had previously announced plans to walk through part of the capital before gathering outside Woolwich Barracks, near where Drummer Rigby was hacked to death in broad daylight.

But the Metropolitan Police put conditions on the march which demanded that it ended at Old Palace Yard, opposite the House of Lords.

As well as planning to lay flowers in memory of Drummer Rigby, Mr Robinson and EDL co-leader Kevin Carroll, who was also arrested, were walking to raise money for a young girl fighting cancer.

Sky Correspondent Tom Parmenter said: “They’d walked six miles when they were arrested outside Aldgate East underground station.

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Do not enter London’s first Muslim sharia zone: bail condition slapped by police on Tommy Robinson of EDL, the English Defense League. Previously in England a man had been arrested for painting his front door with the red and white flag – the same one that British police use use in their emblem.

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Next time you visit London, don’t be surprised to see the Met Police’s new Muslim Sharia patrol vehicles to stop you from entering the wrong areas…

Sharia law supporter (in red jacket) brand a knife behind his back while confronting EDL’s Kevin Carroll.

British travel guide: It is fully legal in England to issue death threats if you are a Muslim. There are plenty of special privileges for Muslims. It is however, strictly forbidden to protest against Islamic ideology or criticize Muslim violence in any form. No Muslims were arrested after these threats.

(Video) Beheading of Christian Clergyman Raises Further Questions about Arming the “Syrian Rebels”

Another act of brutal violence reportedly by Syrian rebels has appeared on the web. Unverified video shows the beheading of 3 supposed government supporters. The title of the graphic footage suggests an orthodox Christian bishop was among the victims, although other reports claim he’d been shot dead in an assault on a monastery.

Source: Russia Today (RT)

Warning: Some footage might be graphic, viewer discretion advised (not for shock, 18+, for documentation of crimes of the Free Syrian Army in Syria)

 

 

What the Media Isn’t Telling You About War in Syria: Child of Syrian ‘rebel’ fighter praise 9/11 in a song

Lovely little song [5:04-5:43] by a young ‘rebel’ boy about the joy of murdering Americans on 9/11, ‘We destroyed America with a civilian plane,’ with the promise that “our terrorism is blessed, a divine call… we have brought slaughter upon you, there will be no compromise”. Obama and the EU loonies can play it for a bedtime lullaby before waking up the next morning and sending more aid to those wonderful freedom fighting  ‘rebels’.

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Remains Of Muslim Genocide: In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

This article doesn’t mention the M or I word at all. The Armenion genocide was an Islamic genocide – the Muslim holocaust (like so many other). The Armenian holocaust inspired the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini [from 1921-1937] to recreate it against the Jews. His negotiations with Hitler persuaded the Nazi’s to create a Jewish holocaust. al-Huseinei is the brainchild behind the Palestine-Israel conflict that continue to cause problems today. He is also the early creator of the Muslim Brotherhood and of Hamas.
It is al-Husseini who encouraged hundreds of thousands of illegal Arabs to pour into Israel in mass settlements from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, to create the first intifada and falsely claim the land was ‘theirs’. al-Husseini tried to persuade France, Britain, Russia, Italy to help in his racist extermination of jews in accordance to the Quran. Only one leader responded: Hitler.
The denial is the greater sin. The ethic cleansing of Armenians, Greeks and other non Turks during the creation of modern Turkey was particularly horrific, but it is their continued denial of this massive crime that is even worse.
In the Turkey Nobel literature prize authors who acknowledged the genocide was jailed. Historians who mention it are fired and often jailed. Newspapers or periodicals that mention it are taken to court for “criminal slander against the nation.” And Turkey has spent tens of millions in lobbying in the US alone to fight the recognition — which all but a handful of bought off and discredited historians acknowledge as — the first major modern industrial age genocide.
The fact that these genocides were committed by Turkey nationalist secularists, the “Young Turks” who wrote and discussed striving for an ethnic purity in a direct forerunner to Hitler’s views is also part of the picture. If more of that had been understood and not buried the language of Hitler would have been more alarming earlier.
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George Aghjayan – Asiya is what some people call a hidden Armenian, thought to be the last surviving Armenian in Chunkush, a small village in southeastern Turkey.

In a Turkish town that had 10,000 Armenians, now there is only one

By Chris Bohjalian  |   Washington Post

Chris Bohjalian is the author of 16 books. His new novel, “The Light in the Ruins,” comes out on July 9.

A woman I met last month in southeastern Turkey is going to die, probably sometime soon. Asiya’s death will not be covered by any news service, and for all but a few people in her small village of Chunkush, she will not be missed. Even the relatives who love her will probably think to themselves, well, she was 98 years old. Or 99. Or, if she survives until 2015, somewhere in the neighborhood of a century. She will have lived a long life.

When I met Asiya in May, her daughter brought me strong Kurdish tea and fresh strawberries from their yard, and when I return to her village someday and find that she has indeed passed away, I suspect I’m going to weep.Why cry for a woman I met but once, who lived a long life and who couldn’t understand a word I said? Who spoke only Turkish, a language in which I know how to say only “please” and “thank you”?Because Asiya is what some people call a hidden Armenian, and she is the last surviving Armenian in Chunkush.I met her when I was traveling with six Armenian American friends through a part of Turkey that many Armenians (including me) refer to as Historic Armenia. We were in a region that today is largely Kurdish but as recently as 98 years ago was a mixture of Kurds, Turks, Assyrians and Armenians. We were making a pilgrimage to view the ruins of Armenian churches and monasteries, the remnants of a culture obliterated from this corner of the Earth in the Armenian genocide. During the First World War, 1.5 million Armenians were systematically annihilated — three out of every four living in the Ottoman Empire.On our fifth day, we visited Chunkush, where until 1915 there was a thriving community of 10,000 Armenians. The ruins of the church loom over you. The town was almost entirely Armenian. Over a few nightmarish days that summer, Turkish gendarmes and Kurdish chetes — killing parties — descended on the village and marched almost every Armenian two hours away to a ravine called Dudan, where they shot, bayoneted or simply threw them into a chasm of several hundred feet. One of the gendarmes pulled Asiya’s mother from the line at the edge of the ravine, however, because he thought she was pretty. He decided he’d marry her. And so she was spared — one of the very few Armenians who were saved that summer day in 1915.

My companions and I hadn’t expected to find Asiya when we journeyed to Chunkush. We simply wanted to see the ruins of the church. Most of the villagers acknowledged that once upon a time Armenians had lived in Chunkush, but they were quick to add — whenever we asked what had happened to them — that at some point they had all “moved away.”

The truth was, they were still there, whatever remained of their bones deteriorating at the bottom of the Dudan chasm. We didn’t think there were any living Armenians in the town.

But as we were leaving, a thin fellow in his 60s, with a deeply weathered face and a ball cap, raced up to our van and banged on the door. We had been there an hour, and word had spread that Americans were in town. We had to meet his mother-in-law, he said.

Our Kurdish driver worried that this was the beginning of a nasty international incident: Seven Americans kidnapped or killed. But the fellow was desperate, so we agreed to come meet Asiya. My friend Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly in the United States, speaks Turkish and translated.

I have met survivors of the Armenian genocide before, including my grandparents. But meeting Asiya was different. She wasn’t in Washington or Paris or Beirut. She wasn’t a part of the Armenian diaspora, where we usually find the few remaining survivors of the genocide. Here was someone whose mother had been at the edge of the gorge — and who was still living where, more than likely, her grandparents and her father had been executed. Where her ancestral culture had been exterminated.

After the massacre, the town of 10,000 Armenians was reinvented as a town of 10,000 Kurds. Here was someone whose mother had heard the endless gunshots. The crash of the bodies on the rocks. The wails of the children.

She and her mother had grown up and grown old, aware of who and what they were — Armenian — but forced to conform and remain silent. That was the price of survival in the days after the genocide, and it’s a custom that, in small villages such as Chunkush, endures today. That is, perhaps, the very definition of a hidden Armenian.

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